lifts the lid on culinary conundrums QWhen
we visit our house in France, we buy wonderful local cheeses at the weekly market. Where can we buy an old-fashioned cheese “safe” to keep them cool and fly-free in the outhouse rather than spoiling them in the fridge? AFor
£27 plus postage, The Fine Cheese Co (www.finecheese. co.uk; 01225 448748) offers one that’s simple and rustic with strong mesh portholes, a removable shelf and a see-through slot-down Perspex door for good visibility. QWhere
can I buy real horn spoons for eating boiled eggs?
natural horn egg spoons, try www.labourandwait.co.uk (020 7729 6253), £24 for 4. QI’ve
chipped a piece of enamel off the edge of my Aga. Will the enamel sold in my local DIY store be safe to use on it? ANo,
it isn’t possible to carry out a repair to vitreous enamel, except by specialists in the reenamelling of already enamelled parts. Repair kits are available from some larger DIY stores, but these are only paint, which will not withstand arduous use or the high temperatures of an Aga. But if the chip is a small one, they will be fine for a cosmetic repair. If you want to have the part re-enamelled contact one of the specialist enamelling companies listed on the Institute of Vitreous Enamellers website at www.ive.org.uk (01543 450596). QMy
teenage godson, who is coming to stay for a few days, has recently become allergic to eggs. Do you know of any suppliers of good egg-free cakes? AThe
Village Bakery, Melmerby www.village-bakery.com (01768 898437), has a fairly extensive range, including apricot slices and butter flapjacks. To bake your own cakes without using eggs, you could buy Allergycare Whole Egg Replacer from www.goodnessdirect.co.uk (0871 871 6611). For more information, contact the Vegan Society on 0845 458 8244 or see www.vegansociety.com. If you have a kitchen drama that needs sorting out, write to: In A Stew, Weekend, The Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. We can answer letters only through this column.